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allotings, there have never been instances of ruthless violence, or passionate menace, or systematic corruption. The meetings have been marked with that decorum and self-respect which evince an intelligent and virtuous community. Votes in Medford for representatives in Congress. Dates of Election.Names.No. of Votes. Dec. 18, 1788.William Hull16.  Eleazer Brooks11. Oct. 4, 1790.Elbridge Gerry46. Nov. 2, 1792.Suffolk, Fisher Ames16.  Essex, Benjamin Goodhue16.  Middlesex, Samuel Dexter12. For the three counties, or district. Nov. 2, 1792.John Coffin Jones15. For the state at large, except Maine.  David Cobb16. Nov. 3, 1794.Benjamin Goodhue30. Nov. 7, 1796.Samuel Sewall (unanimous)  Nov. 5, 1798.Samuel Sewall49. Nov. 3, 1800.Nathan Reed83. Nov. 1, 1802.John Q. Adams95.  William Eustice18. Nov. 1804.Josiah Quincy100.  William Eustice31. Nov. 3, 1806.Josiah Quincy58.  James Prince22. Nov. 7, 1808.Josiah Quincy120.  William Jarvis24. Nov. 5, 1810.Josiah
ter, the inhabitants of Medford took steps to supply their pulpit with candidates; and, after hearing a few, they voted (May 25, 1724) to hear Mr. Turell two sabbaths, and Mr. Lowell one sabbath, and then make a choice. It was usual for the church to nominate the candidate, and for the town to elect him. On one occasion, the Medford church nominated three candidates at the same time. Mr. Nathaniel Leonard (H. C. 1719) was chosen: settlement, one hundred pounds; salary, eighty pounds. Mr. Samuel Dexter was afterwards chosen on the same terms. Both these gentlemen declined. Before this period, however, even as early as Oct. 1, 1722, the town, as a town, passed some resolutions which must have sounded bold to English ears. Voted that they would proceed to the choice of a minister by the majority of votes. Regardless of the church's claim to two votes, here is a true democracy recognized; and it was meant to look very little like Episcopacy, Presbyterianism, or Romanism. To raise
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
ham .March 6, 1893 Richard Olney June 7, 1895 John Sherman March 5, 1897 William R. Day April 26, 1898 John HaySept. 20, 1898 March 5,1901 Secretaries of the Treasury. Alexander HamiltonSept. 11, 1789 Oliver Wolcott Feb. 2, 1795 Samuel Dexter Jan. 1, 1801 Albert Gallatin .May 14, 1801 George W. Campbell Feb. 9, 1814 Alexander J. Dallas Oct. 6, 1814 William H. CrawfordOct. 22, 1816 Richard Rush March 7, 1825 Samuel D. Ingham March 6, 1829 Louis McLane Aug. 2, 1831 Williandom March 5, 1889 Charles Foster Feb. 21, 1891 John G. Carlisle March.6, 1893 Lyman J. Gage March 5, 1897 March 5, 1901 Secretaries of War. Henry Knox Sept. 12, 1789 Timothy Pickering Jan. 2, 1795 James McHenryJan. 27, 1796 Samuel Dexter May 13, 1800 Roger Griswold Feb. 3, 1801 Henry Dearborn March 5, 1801 William Eustis March 7, 1809 John Armstrong Jan. 13, 1813 James Monroe Sept.27, 1814 William H. Crawford Aug. 1, 1815 George Graham Ad interim John C. Calhoun
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dexter, Samuel, 1761-1816 (search)
Dexter, Samuel, 1761-1816 Jurist; born in Boston, May 14, 1761; graduated at Harvard in 1781; studied law at Worcester, and became a State legislator, in which place he was distinguished for intellectual ability and oratory. President Adams appointed him, successively, Secretary of War (1800) and of the Treasury (1801), and for a while he had charge of the State Department. On the accession of Jefferson (1801) he resumed the practice of law. He declined foreign embassies offered by Adamsccessively, Secretary of War (1800) and of the Treasury (1801), and for a while he had charge of the State Department. On the accession of Jefferson (1801) he resumed the practice of law. He declined foreign embassies offered by Adams and Madison. Mr. Dexter was a Federalist until the War of 1812, when, being in favor of that measure, he separated himself from his party. He was the first president of the first temperance society formed in Massachusetts. He died in Athens, N. Y., May 4, 1816.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts, (search)
n.1895 to 1896 Fred. T. GreenhalgeRepublican1896 to 1897 Roger WolcottRepublican.1898 to 1899 Roger WolcottRepublican.1899 to 1900 Roger WolcottRepublican.1900 to 1901 W. Murray CraneRepublican.1901 to 1902 W. Murray CraneRepublican.1901 to 1902 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. Tristram Dalton1st1789 to 1791 Caleb Strong1st to 4th1789 to 1796 George Cabot2d to 4th1791 to 1796 Benjamin Goodhue4th to 6th1796 to 1800 Theodore Sedgwick4th to 5th1796 to 1798 Samuel Dexter6th1799 to 1800 Dwight Foster6th to 7th1800 to 1803 Jonathan Mason6th to 7th1800 to 1803 John Quincy Adams8th to 10th1803 to 1808 Timothy Pickering8th to 11th1803 to 1811 James Lloyd, Jr10th to 12th1808 to 1811 Joseph B. Varnum12th to 14th1811 to 1817 Christopher Gore13th to 14th1813 to1816 Eli P. Ashmun14th to 15th1816 to 1816 Prentiss Mellen15th to 16th1818 to 1820 Harrison Gray Otis15th to 17th1817 to 1822 Elijah H. Mills16th to 19th1820 to 1827 James Lloyd17th to 19th1822
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nobility, titles of (search)
to renounce his connection with the Jacobin Club, if he should be a member of it? asked a New England member. Why not require him to renounce the pope? Priestcraft, he thought, was quite as dangerous as aristocracy. Giles, who had called for the yeas and nays, placed these New-Englanders in the dilemma that they must vote for his proposition or be numbered among the friends of aristocracy (q. v.), then a very unpopular position. To force Giles to abandon his call for the yeas and nays, Dexter, of Massachusetts, moved as an additional amendment that in case the applicant for citizenship were a slaveholder, he should renounce, along with his titles of nobility, all his claim, right, and title as an owner of slaves. This motion produced an intense excitement among the Southern members. It was declared to be an indirect attack upon the Constitution and those who held slaves. Another said it would wound the feelings and alienate the affections of six or eight States of the Union.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Webster, Daniel 1782-1852 (search)
sputes they went to law. The case came to hearing and solemn argument; and he who espoused their cause and stood up for them against the validity of the act was none other than that great man, of whom the gentleman has made honorable mention, Samuel Dexter. He was then, sir, in the fulness of his knowledge and the maturity of his strength. He had retired from long and distinguished public service here, to the renewed pursuit of professional duties; carrying with him all that enlargement and earnestness of his own conviction wrought conviction in others. One was convinced, and believed, and assented, because it was gratifying, delightful, to think, and feel, and believe, in unison with an intellect of such evident superiority. Mr. Dexter, sir, such as I have described him, argued in the New England cause. He put into his effort his whole heart, as well as all the powers of his understanding; for he had avowed, in the most public manner, his entire concurrence with his neighbor
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Life of George Ticknor. (search)
, with his sisters, if they were staying with him. Their home was in Portsmouth, N. H. There I found, generally, Mr. Samuel Dexter, the eminent lawyer, and Chief Justice Parker, both of them Mr. Buckminster's parishioners. The conversation was m812, when Mr. Ticknor was just twenty-one years old. He had the care of Mr. Buckminster's papers, after his death. Mr. Samuel Dexter, the distinguished lawyer, Judge Parker, of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts,—members of Mr. Buckminster's congre of excitement about the war with England; town meetings were frequent, and feeling ran high. At one of these meetings Mr. Dexter made a speech of a very different character from his usual tone and from what was expected from him, and it created a g but the work was done more silently than usual, no allusion was made to public affairs, and, when they left the house, Mr. Dexter and Mr. Parker bowed, and turned in opposite directions. Mr. Ticknor locked the door,—and the pleasant walks were give
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 2: (search)
overnor Eustis, Mr. George Blake, and others on one side; Mr. H. G. Otis, Mr. Samuel Dexter, Mr. William Sullivan, on the other. All the speeches were extemporaneouon two causes. After a few moments' pause, they proceeded to a case in which Dexter, Pinkney, and Emmett were counsel. It was a high treat, I assure you, to hear e idea of what Mr. Pinkney is. He spoke about an hour, and was followed by Mr. Dexter, who, with that cold severity which seems peculiarly his own, alluded to the ally exact and perspicuous; and if Mr. Pinkney was more formally logical, and Mr. Dexter more coldly cogent, Mr. Emmett was more persuasive. When he had finished, the moment, all the public speaking I had ever heard. With more cogency than Mr. Dexter, he has more vivacity than Mr. Otis; with Mr. Sullivan's extraordinary fluenc, reported in 9 Cranch, 388. That spoken of in the previous letter, in which Mr. Dexter was opposed to Mr. Pinkney and Mr. Emmett, must have been The Frances, 9 Cran
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
1. Davy, Lady, 57, 128. Davy, Sir, Humphry, 54, 57, 60, 128, 152. Day, Professor, 14. Deaf-Mutes, teaching of, in Madrid, 196. De Bresson, 501. De Candolle, A. P. de, 154, 155. Decazes, Count (Duke), 253, 254, 256. De la Rive, President, 152-154, 156. Denison, Right Hon. Evelyn (Lord Ossington), 408 note. De Pradt, 257 and note, 263. De Saussure, Mad., 153. De Saussure, Mad. Necker, 155 and note. Devonshire. Duchess of, 177, 180, 255. Devrient, Emil, 483. Dexter, Samuel, 9, 10 note, 20, 39, 40, 41 note. Dickerson, Governor, 381. Dickinson, Dr., 412. Diederichstein, Baroness, 471. D'Israeli, I., 62. Dissen, Professor, 70, 95, 115, 121. D'Ivernois, Sir, Francis, 153, 155. Don, General, Sir George, 235 and note. Don Quixote, 186, 223. Douglas, Lady, 180. Downie, Sir, John, 238, 240, 241. Downshire, Dowager-Marchioness of, 258, 295, 296. Downshire, Marquess of, 296. Doyle, Francis Hastings, 447. Doyle, Miss, 447. Doyle, Sir, Franci
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